IT Confidence Index At Lowest Point In A Year
InformationWeek's confidence indicator has dropped nearly 19% since March, yet more than half of 300 business-technology managers say they're positive about current economic conditions.
Tibco's Revenue, Profit Jump
The business-integration-software vendor also revealed plans to buy back as much as $50 million of its stock over the next two years.
IBM Launches Business Optimization Center
IBM has unveiled a business optimization center as part of its bid to dominate what it estimates is a $500 billion market opportunity for business-performance services.
PeopleSoft Forges Ahead With Product Plans
At Connect conference, customers will hear about the progress of its Total Cost of Ownership initiative, as well as upgrades to its HR and J.D. Edwards' manufacturing software.
Open Source Hardware
Can the open-source model be extended beyond software? It already has. In speaking today with Indian scholar Deepak Phatak, I learned about the "Simputer," introduced in 1998 and licensed under the Simputer General Public License, an open-source license developed for hardware.
Analysts React To Oracle's Court Victory
Predictions include the unlikelihood of an appeals court overturning Judge Walker's decision and the deal finally closing at somewhere in the mid-$20s-per-share range.
The Land Beyond Transactions
Led by RFID and enterprise metadata, new streams of information are in place to move businesses past the traditional world of analyzing only transaction data. Location analytics and metadata mining are key fields to watch.